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post #16 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 05:51 PM
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quote:Quinoa takes way less time to cook than rice does.
Same deal with couscous.
Than 'instant' rice?

I thought quinoa was comparable to unprocessed rice, and so not good for hiking.

Couscous I've never tried.. Might be worth investigating as well..
I eat quinoa a lot at home...highly nutritious but it takes 30 minutes to cook; a bit quicker than rice but not practical for camping/backpacking.
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I ate the uncle bens bistro express along the west coast trail.
It was handy for cooking(or lack there of)
Now i cant eat it ever again.
Couscous cooks before you even look at it

this website is also a great resourse (ive posted it before)

http://www.onepanwonders.com/

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quote:Regular rice takes too much fuel to cook, even when I'm canoe camping and can carry a lot more fuel than backpacking.
Yup, that's why I'm going to have to go 'instant'.. The whole grain instant option sounds good, as does the dehydrated cooked rice.

I'll have to try each of them, see how well they cook and taste.
Doug,
I use to dehydrate my own rice but it is a hassle. What I find is that it takes longer to rehydrate the rice so it is not just a matter of heating it up...it requires boiling water and rehydrating so I have since bought the Minute Rice (photo)...as I mentioned it is precooked and moist in the package but you still have to cook it a bit more. I just add boiling water...wait several minutes then ready to eat.
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I think you guys are overcooking your quinoa. If you soak it first, it cooks in 5 minutes. Or you can get quinoa flakes, which are add boiling water and eat immediately.
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Try to find Uncle Ben's Natural Select. I got one years ago, it tastes great. There is some instant rice that tastes like rubber, this one doesn't.

They have it in several flavours, but this is the one I tried:


I found it today in Coquitlam's Target. It took ~ 8 min in slow boiling water to fully cook 3 serves(1/2 glass of rice an 1 glass of boiling water with NO butter added). Taste is quite good.
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I think you guys are overcooking your quinoa. If you soak it first, it cooks in 5 minutes. Or you can get quinoa flakes, which are add boiling water and eat immediately.
You could be right. Pre-soaking should really cut down the cooking time. It's something I don't do.
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for added flavour to whatever you are cooking, bring some powerdered, beef, chicken or vegie stock powder, weighs nil and enhances lots.
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I'm a fan of couscous on the trail.
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Thanks for the link, Isaac.. I'll check it out..

Couscous sounds good, but I'd have to bring along some kind of dehydrated seasoning so it's not so bland.. Maybe some stuff from some Mr. Noodles packages.. Bouillon..

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as mentioned above, some seasoning, stock powder..also goes great with fresh caught fish.
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quote:stock powder..
I thought that was what boullion was.. [:I]

I'll have a look.
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A word on quinoa. I precook mine and dehydrate it, so in a sense it becomes instant like rice. Unless the box says pre-rinsed, if you cook it on the trail don't forget to rinse it first to get the saponins (sp?)off, otherwise it's bitter.
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Nothing beats instant noodles though!!!! Yum! Just don't read the ingredients!
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Nothing beats instant noodles though!!!! Yum! Just don't read the ingredients!
Yeah, if you like silicone.
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Casbah makes some good-tasting preseasoned couscous mixes:
-Currants &spice
-Garlic & olive oil
-Mushroom
-Lemon Spinach

http://www.casbahnaturalfoods.com/products/index.php

One of my favourite quick backpack dinners is couscous with some powdered hummus, olive oil and Parmesan cheese...one pot goodness.
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